This was the most visually impressive movie I've seen in years, and a good movie in its own right. Certainly one of the best of last year. This and Tarantino Hollywood might be my favorites.
Not sure how I'd rank it as far as war movies go. Overall I think I'd still put Saving Private Ryan above it. Maybe Fury and Beasts of No Nation as well but I'd have to watch all of them again. None of those look as clean but I recall them affecting me more emotionally.